{book} the colorless

When Tsukuru first hears Haida’s recording of Franz Liszt’s ‘Le mal du pays,’ from the Years of Pilgrimage suite ‘Year 1: Switzerland,” it is described as “a quiet, sorrowful piece that began with a slow, memorable theme played out as single notes, then proceeded into a series of tranquil variations” (68). Tsukuru asks Haida aboutContinue reading “{book} the colorless”

{book} norwegian wood

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin Vintage Books (Random House), 2000 (orig. 1987) tradepaper, 296 pages. Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their bestContinue reading “{book} norwegian wood”

after the quake: stories by haruki murakami

After the Quake: stories by Haruki Murakami Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin Edition read: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Contents: ufo in kushiro; landscape with flatiron; all god’s children can dance; thailand; super-frog saves tokyo; honey pie. I had yet to read anything by the highly esteemed Murakami and Sean was looking for a new(toContinue reading “after the quake: stories by haruki murakami”